According to Traditional Chinese Classics, part of our Qi is the original Qi transferred by our parents. Bad news: that original Qi is like a fixed capital, that depletes while we age. But the very good news is that we also absorb vital energy every day (otherwise we would not live very long), so it's up to us to make it stronger and last longer !
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Where can we get that Qi? The sources are many, and they are the most accessible during summer:
Foods. Organic, additive free, home made, local, comprehensive, unrefined, unprocessed, naturally preserved and wild foods are the most energetic. This is not about becoming a vegetarian, but about choosing as live and natural a food as possible. A tomato that grows in cotton has little to offer in terms of Qi... Yes to those summer salads you've been missing all year long! Get the local fruits & veggies on your holidays location, and the more sun the better! …
Water. Whatever other beverages we drink during the day, we have to drink water in addition. Only water cleanses (you do not wash your windows with coffee or fruit juice, right? …). Summer weather is usually hot, it makes it easier to drink. Go for water! (read some tips on how to water yourself).
Breathing. The word Qi is also synonymous with “breath”. The salty air by the seaside, the fresh air of the countryside, are essential sources of energy. Are you enjoying some beaches, lake, mountain or country side this summer? Breathe ! Walk every day, and inhale vital energy! (read some tips on how to breathe)
Exercise. Every day, move your body. Even by just walking. Qi needs to flow, inertia is not its ally. Exercise in the water or in a fresh air environment (outdoors in nature), and you get two sources at the same time.
The relationships we have with others. Harmonious and enriching relationships are vital, and it is also important to protect ourselves against “energy vampires” (read how to recognize energy vampires). As I wrote recently in another post, summer is the season of fire, happiness and harmony. Vacation, warm weather, family or friends reunions, BBQ's, many summer activities make relationships so much more joyous... and that makes you fill up with vital energy!
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